Summary The Public School Program Advisor is responsible for assisting in the development, monitoring, and evaluation of educational programs in schools. This position is governed by state and federal laws and school board and agency policy.
Typical Functions Provides supplemental educational services that are consistent with the instruction and content used by the local school district and aligned to Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks. Designs, implements, and evaluates program compliance and effectiveness of training, curricula, and related educational services in local school districts and intermediate and regional units. Conducts workshops or seminars to present information critical to specialized program area and provides in-service training. Provides technical assistance to school officials by interpreting laws or policies, answering questions, or resolving problems relative to assigned program areas. Researches and analyzes demographic, labor market, and technological data, and makes recommendations on education programs to meet changing needs. Acts as a liaison with education and public interest groups to inform them of departmental activities and identify needs. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions Frequent in-state overnight travel is required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills Knowledge of the organization and operation of public schools. Knowledge of rules, regulations, and statutes relating to program area. Knowledge of consultative practices and techniques. Knowledge of planning, research, and analysis techniques and procedures. Ability to plan and organize comprehensive reports. Ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws and regulations governing school programs. Ability to develop, evaluate, and monitor the effectiveness of programs and services related to program area.
Minimum Education and/or Experience The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in public administration, educational administration, education or a related field; plus five years of experience in education, public school administration or a related field.
Preferred Qualifications DUTIES: This position will support the development, dissemination, and evaluation of statewide English Language Arts professional learning for K-12 educators with a primary focus in English. Serve as an expert on Arkansas English Language Arts standards. Promote the effective practices for implementing the Arkansas English Language Arts based standards in a cross curricular manner. Support of the implementation of the *Arkansas Guide for Life through face-to-face and online training modules. Work to help educators in all capacities implement the Arkansas Guide for Life across curricular areas. Work with other education specialists, ADE units, organizations, agencies, education service cooperatives, and institutions of higher education to support the vision mission, goals, and priorities of the ADE. Develop and maintain appropriate working knowledge of federal, state, and agency laws, regulations, and rules that are applicable to the specialists job function. Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.
*Arkansas Guide for Life is the States new personal competency standards that combine social and emotional learning with soft skills.
PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: A Master's degree with emphasis on English; experience teaching secondary English.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Must possess a valid Arkansas drivers license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Agency Specific Information Only completed applications with work history is accepted. The work history section of the application must be complete. We do not accept resumes in lieu of completing this section.
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.